Students of the Dolokelen Gboveh High School the only public high school in Gbarnga were recently proud recipients of an assortment of instructional books donated to their library by the Senior Senator of Bong County Jewel Howard-Taylor.
At the formal presentation of the twenty five cartoons of text books to the administration of the school, the Senator decried the learning environment of the students, and expressed the hope that the books donated would help to provide them some of the basic resource materials they need to enhance their learning process.
The Bong County Lawmaker pointed the need for well meaning Liberians to see the educational sector as a critical area of intervention, in order to save the next generation from becoming ill prepared citizens who lack the full potential to move the country forward due to their educational limitation.
She indicated that the older ones should be cognizant of the fact that the destiny of the country lays in the hands of the young people, and as such, it is incumbent upon the leaders to create the enabling environment to ensure the capacity of the people is built at a sustainable level.
The Bong County Senior Senator used the forum to reaffirm her commitment to the development of education in the county, adding that when people are well-versed they feel secure from the bondage of poverty. The Bong County Lawmaker, prior to the donation of the books, assisted in the refurbishing of Gboveh library through the donation of chairs, table and shelves.
She also disclosed that she will ensure that internet facility is established at the school so that the students would access the world through the internet technology, which is the fastest means of obtaining up to date relevant learning materials.
The learned senator also used the occasion to encourage female students at the school to develop interest in the technical field such as agriculture, engineering and geology, rather than going for professions that are already overcrowded with job seekers, if they intend getting quick result of their education.
For his part the Principal of the Dolokelen Gboveh High School, Mr. Edwin Kwakpae, lauded Senator Taylor for the provision of instructional books to the school, describing it as timely intervention.
Mr. Kwakpae said the textbooks were donated at the time the school is in dire need of instructional books and pointed out that the books have increased the desire of the teachers to work harder.
The Gboveh High Principal then used the occasion to point the need for the school laboratory to be reactivated for the betterment of students interested in the science courses to carry out experimental practices. He disclosed that since the war the school science lab has been inactive because of the lack of equipment and proper apparatus.